“Vegetarians, and their Hezbollah-like splinter faction, the vegans … are the enemyof everything good and decent in the human spirit. To live life without veal or chicken stock, fish cheeks, sausages, cheese, or organ meats is treasonous.”
He was nothing if not a poet, a romantic, a fucking astronaut of a man. I only knew Tony a little over two years, but I knew this much to be true.
Dig this …
Do we really want to travel in hermetically sealed popemobiles through the rural provinces of France, Mexico and the Far East, eating only in Hard Rock Cafes and McDonald’s? Or do we want to eat without fear, tearing into the local stew, the humble taqueria’s mystery meat, the sincerely offered gift of a lightly grilled fish head?
Anthony Bourdain died a year ago in an apparent suicide, which triggered an outpouring of grief around the world. His friends are celebrating his birthday, June 25, as Bourdain Day to celebrate his legacy. Bourdain began his path to fame as a writer, and is known for his storytelling and wit.
God damn it.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline 24/7 1-800-273-8255
Rest in peace.